According to TMZ Sports, Taurean Prince, a forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves will not be facing any charges stemming from a drug arrest in Texas this year.
Police discovered Prince’s two guns, a canister for a vape pen, and marijuana during a May traffic stop. After testing results for the canister returned, Prince was taken into custody in August.
Court documents showed that a grand jury decided not to charge the NBA player for possession of a controlled drug. After the grand jury’s decision, the gun charges were dropped by the prosecution.
Police said that Prince was driving without a valid registration when he was stopped by police on May 19. Police confirmed that Prince had alerted officers to the presence of two weapons in his car.
Baylor’s former standout Baylor student was told to get out of the car. Officers also found a vape pen during the search for the guns. After an extended search, authorities found the marijuana.
The vape pen was sent to be tested. Police obtained a warrant to arrest Prince after the results were returned. In August, he was taken into custody by Miami police.
The Timberwolves issued a statement shortly after Prince was arrested, stating that they were aware of the alleged Taurean Prince report and are currently gathering additional information.
Prince’s legal representatives claimed that the officers weren’t authorized to search vehicles.
In a statement to TMZ, Prince’s attorney Kent Schaffer stated that the charges were dropped as the search was illegal. “On top, Texas law allows you to carry a gun, even if it is not encouraged. The amount of marijuana found in the vehicle was likely less than what can be used.”
The dismissal of the charges was not commented upon by officials from Prince and the Timberwolves.
Prince was selected in the first round of, the 2016 NBA Draft. Prince has been a Minnesota player since 2021 and has appeared in 15 games during this season.